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Fulham's Jol trying implores boo-boys to go easy

Fulham manager Martin Jol suggests the criticism he is copping from supporters is unwarranted.

A small section of the Craven Cottage again chanted negatively towards the Dutchman as West Bromwich Albion pulled off a 1-1 draw in Southwest London with an injury-time equaliser.

The result was Fulham's third in a row without a win and it appears as though the faithful are already running out of patience much to the dismay of Jol.

"I'm a very proud person and I'm used to playing in the top five or even higher," said the former Tottenham, Ajax and Hamburg boss.

"I came here to try and help the club and I would like to help them, make the fans happy. Hopefully I can do that, and if not then we will have a problem.

"At that end, there's always five, 10 or 15 who shout at me. It looked a bit more, maybe 25 or 30, so it's getting more and more.

"When people start yelling at you...I would like people to be a bit more appreciative. If they are not, what can I do about it?

"I can't tell them to come outside of the stadium after the game so I have to put up with it."

He added: "It's hard to fight expectation levels and maybe a minority feels we should be in the top four or something.

"But if you play in a European cup final (Fulham reached the 2010 Europa League final) then the expectation levels are too high. But that was three years ago.

"I played two semi-finals of the European Cup and I've forgotten about it, you know."

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